Futurism The birth of the avant-garde 1910-1915
Event details Exhibitions From 1 October 2022 To 26 February 2023 (only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Padova Website Ask for info (0039)0498753100
An exceptional exhibition in the halls of Palazzo Zabarella in Padua. More than 100 works span a chronological arc from 1910 (the year the movement was founded) to 1915, when the publication of the Manifesto of the Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe and Italy's entry into the war created a watershed in the movement's artistic pursuits.

Futurism means art of the future, and it is among the avant-garde currents of the 20th century most animated by a revolutionary sense of renewal, rebellion against tradition and trust in the possibilities offered by the future and its technical innovations.

The artists of the first generation - Umberto Boccioni, followed by Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Antonio Sant'Elia, Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini - wished to awaken the figurative art often still tied to religious and mythological themes that are far from reality. Futurism broke the patterns of the past, emerging as a precursor of ideas and experiences of Dadaism, the Russian avant-gardism and the neo-avant-gardism of the late twentieth century and becoming the interpreter of an artistic revolution that idealizes a "total" work of art, capable of overcoming the over-restrictive boundaries of painting and sculpture.

Source: Iat Padova